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    12 April 2021
    Omnibus Guidelines On The Implementation Of MECQ In The Philippines
    Curfew hours in Metro Manila will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. as agreed upon by the mayors. Here are also the guidelines on the implementation of modified enhanced community quarantine as of April 3. On Sunday, April 11, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases announced that the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal or NCR Plus, Santiago City in Quirino province as well as Abra would be under MECQ from April 12 to 30 as cases of coronavirus disease 2019 continue to increase. The Cordillera Administrative Region except Abra, the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, and Nueva Vizcaya in Cagayan Valley region, Batangas and Quezon provinces in CALABARZON, Tacloban City in the Eastern Visayas, Iligan City in Northern Mindanao, Davao City in Davao region, and Lanao del Sur in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will be under the lenient general commmunity quarantine (GCQ) from April 12 to 30.
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    11 April 2021
    Nationwide round-up (04/11/21)
    BOTH employers and employees on Sunday said another week of a strict lockdown in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces will be difficult if no aid will be given to affected sectors, adding restrictive measures cost billions to the economy daily. âYouâre looking at business from bad to worse, even in confidence in business, Employers Confederation of the Philippines President Sergio R.Ortiz-Luis said in an interview with BusinessWorld on Sunday. With the strictest quarantine level enforced in the past two weeks, People are already losing money, he said. There is also not enough aid being given, he added in Filipino. Mr. Ortiz-Luis added lockdowns are not sustainable and the government should instead focus on other means to control the virus. The stringent quarantine measures cover Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, which is collectively now referred to as the NCR (National Capital Region) Plus area.
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    3 April 2021
    APSU - ALU mourns the passing of its Senior National Vice President for Operations
    The Associated Philippine Seafarers Union - Associated Labor Unions mourns the passing of its Senior National Vice President for Operations Atty. German N. Pascua, Jr., 29 June 1956-03 April 2021. The APSU-ALU family condoles with his family, relatives and friends especially with his wife Ma'am Milagros, and children Maria Jesusa, Evangeline Flor, and German Rabin Ray. We thank them for having shared Atty. Pascua with APSU-ALU for so many years. We pray with them for our Bro. German's final journey home to enjoy the promise of resurrection thru Christ who died on the cross and now lives forever and ever.
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    30 March 2021
    No P100 wage hike for workers nationwide
    MANILA, Philippines-Workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) and other areas in the country are not getting any increase in their daily take home pay, at least for now. The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in NCR yesterday junked a petition for a P100 across-the-board wage relief for workers nationwide. In a two-page decision, the RTWPB said the granting of an across-the-board increase is beyond its authority. The wage board stressed that its authority is limited to granting regional wage increases to employees earning the statutory minimum wage rates based upon the standards established by law.
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    27 March 2021
    Seafarers, aircrew should get COVID-19 vaccine priority-UN
    GENEVA, Switzerland-Seafarers and aircrew should be considered among essential workers prioritized for vaccination against Covid-19 as they play key roles in global trade and mobility, the United Nations said Friday. The World Health Organization (WHO), along with the UNs agencies for labor, migration and civil aviation, highlighted in a joint statement that air and sea personnel would be key to the world's socio-economic recovery from the pandemic. For shipping and air transport to continue to operate safely, the safe cross-border movement of seafarers and aircrew must be facilitated, they said.
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    15 March 2021
    Labor groups laud DOLE rule against no vax, no work policy
    He acknowledged that employees and DOLE are normally at odds over some policies but this time, he has to convey the praise whenever itâs due. On Friday, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III issued Advisory 03-2021, or the Guidelines on the Administration of Covid-19 Vaccines in Workplaces. Vaccination should not be made mandatory and those who refuse to be vaccinated should not be discriminated against, the advisory stated. DOLE said workers cannot be terminated, refused promotion, or prohibited from entering the workplace just because they do not want to be inoculated.
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